When I was pregnant both Haiden and Piper, I was obsessed with making sure we had all of the most recommended baby products (purchased at rock bottom prices, of course!), but I never really went through that “nesting” phase that I read about in all those pregnancy books. I kept waiting for those telltale urges to organize, declutter and sanitize every square inch of my house, but it never happened!
In all honestly, my disorganized self would have loved to feel the urge to deep-clean any area of my home during my pregnancies! I wish I had been one of those pregnant women who thrived on doing things like renting a steam cleaner and blasting out every last bit of grime from my all exposed surfaces. I wish I had the motivation to scrub every square inch of tile in my bathroom or organize all the “stuff” that resides in the depths of my basement. I really, really wanted to want to find a vacuum cleaner rental store and use industrial-powered machines to clean each fiber of my old carpet. Unfortunately, I just didn't have the time or energy to get it all done (while staying happy, relaxed and healthy!).
Thankfully, my wonderful mom came and cleaned my whole house just before Haiden was born! Of course, I'd appreciate it wherever I lived, but I felt so incredibly blessed because my mom traveled 150 miles just to do that for me! She spent the day mopping floors, washing windows, wiping down baseboards and even organizing baby clothes while I worked one of my last days before heading on maternity leave. She got so much done, plus she was happy to do it! By the time she left, I had a pristine home that was ready for baby and ready for visitors.
So tell me, did you go through a nesting phase? What did you do to get your home ready for baby's arrival?